An article published in the Washington, DC CityBizList states:
The Children’s Guild signed a lease for 60,000 square feet of space for its first charter school in Washington, The Children’s Guild District of Columbia Public Charter School. The school will open at 2146 24th Place NE in Ward 5 in fall 2015 for 450 students in kindergarten through eighth grade who live in the District of Columbia.
The landlord is funding and managing the renovations of the property to the Guild’s specifications, and The Children’s Guild will be the sole tenant of the building, which will be ready for occupancy Sept. 8, the beginning of the 2015 school year.
“We chose this property and location because the traffic generated and parking required will not inconvenience the local neighborhood and having the entire property to ourselves will allow us to create the environment and culture we desire in our schools,” said Steve Baldwin, executive vice president of The Children’s Guild.
“We were also very impressed by the quality and commitment of the landlord, Indrit Bregasi, who has a strong personal desire to work closely with us to provide an innovative, high-quality education for the children who reside in the District of Columbia,” he said.
The Children’s Guild District of Columbia Public Charter School will serve the accelerated learner, the struggling learner and students with special education needs, tailoring instruction to the needs of the student. Offering an enriched physical environment with supportive academic programming, hands-on project-based learning, character development and arts integration as well as information and communication technology, The Children’s Guild uses the philosophy of Transformation Education, a student-centered approach to teaching and learning based on the belief that school culture is one of the most powerful teaching tools available in education today.
Open houses will be held at the school on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 9, 23 and 30 and May 7 for parents to learn more about the school.
The Children’s Guild is a nonprofit organization under the umbrella of the TranZed Alliance with over 60 years of experience educating children. The organization operates five schools in Maryland, including two special-education schools, two charter schools and one contract school.